Research

A light rail TRAX train departing a station, with a sign indicating the train is headed to Salt Lake City

TRAX air quality study expands

U air monitoring project, expanded to TRAX’ blue line, shows how smoke from last year’s fireworks drifted through the valley.


Going super small to get super strong metals

Experiments challenge long-held assumptions about the strength of metals.


Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

The new study goes back further than 23andme could have ever imagined.


A close-up of a judge's gavel

U research suggests public safety risks in bail reform

Discussions of reforming the bail system often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit crimes? The answer appears to be yes.


U student presents research on Capitol Hill

U students to present research on Capitol Hill

Undergraduate students from various disciplines across campus to display their work to lawmakers, public.


Feathery ice crystals on a blue surface

Polymers to the rescue! Saving cells from damaging ice

New research by University of Utah chemists provides the foundation to design efficient polymers that can prevent the growth of ice that damages cells.


Cells infected with the malaria parasite appear darker and misshapen in a field of healthy cells under a microscope.

Discovery paves path forward in the fight against the deadliest form of malaria

Scientists have identified how cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease, develops and have defined a potential drug target toward alleviating this condition for which few targeted treatments are available.


A woman scientist looks through a microscope

Why wait? New initiative gets students into the lab early

In 2020, the College of Science will give hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to contribute to real research projects the year that they step onto campus.


Burning questions on air pollution

A University of Utah engineering study shows restrictions on wood burning in Utah dramatically improve air quality.


Why males pack a powerful punch

Elk have antlers. Rams have horns. In the animal kingdom, males develop specialized weapons for competition when winning a fight is critical. Humans do too, according to new research.